Sumitra had no choice but to watch as each of her parents chose to walk out of her life, leaving her alone in the world. By the grace of God, a neighbor took her and her brother in for a number of days before a local home leader heard of their situation. He brought the two siblings into the home, and Sumitra has found a place to belong. She is happy to live in the home and make new friends. She is a sweet and charming young girl, and is a delight to have in the home. She has already learned to pray in Sunday School and enjoys reading and painting.
After Sumit’s father left him and his mother married another man, there was no one to take care of Sumit and his sister. A kind neighbor let the two siblings stay with them until a local home leader was able to bring them into their home. Sumit is now surrounded by people who love him and care for him. He is a sweet young boy and is getting along well with everyone else. He enjoys reading and painting, but also says that he likes motor bikes, and one day maybe he would like to become a doctor!
This young girl comes from a very poor family. With no job, her father has no way to provide. Sujata was not receiving proper care, or even basic needs. She needed a healthy and supportive place to live, so she was brought to one of our homes in Nepal where she is getting proper nutrition and education help. Sujata is being love and cared for. She is a friendly young girl and says she would love to be an evangelist one day! She loves to read her Bible and paint, and she is a smart young girl.
Although Greeta does have a father, he was not providing for Greeta’s personal needs. She was not getting the food, education, or emotional needs met, so she was brought to one of our children’s homes in Nepal. She is very happy to be there, and she is a sweet young girl! She does hope to become a doctor one day, but for now, she enjoys painting, riding bicycles, and playing games. Greeta is a very bright kid, and she has a bright future ahead of her.
This sweet young girl comes from a very large family. But, because of how many siblings that she has, her father was never able to provide for everyone. He was never able to make sure that all of his children were fed, and so there were worries for Biju’s survival. She was happy to come to the home, although there will always be challenging parts to her story. She is going to get to go to school and be well fed. She is in a supportive and loving community.
Ninna’s parents divorced, and this separation left Ninna without anyone to look out for her. As a teenager, she got into a relationship with an older man who she began to live with. After a 911 call, child protective services brought her to one of our homes. She has been through a lot of tragedy and pain in her past, and her education has been spotty. It has been a difficult transition coming to live at the new home, and she still needs some time to adjust. The leaders are hopeful she will begin to heal and enjoy her new living situation.
Because of the challenging situation of Alisha’s family, she needed somewhere safe to live. Her father is blind and cannot work, so her mother is the sole provider. She cannot get much work because of her own health conditions, and they were living in a very poor and remote village. There was little hope for Alisha’s future, so she was brought to live at a home where she can receive proper food, education, and emotional care. She is still adjusting to her new life, but is already showing how strong and smart she is. Alisha is going to school and enjoys drawing!
Two years before Ancuta came to one of our homes in Romania, her mother left for Germany. She never returned, leaving Ancuta to live with her grandparents. She stopped going to school, and her grandparents, who were advanced in years, could not take care of her. Now that she has come to our home, she is able to start moving forward in life. She will start going to school again soon and hopes to have a normal life. She doesn’t have to stay in the pain of her past, but can look forward to a much brighter future.
Samuel is very small and remote village. His father died from cancer. After his fathers death, his mother was working very hard to support her family. By working all day, she is unable to support or take care of her children and cannot afford to send them to school. Samuel was brought to one of our homes for safety and provision. Samuel likes being at the home where he receives an education. His hobby is playing football. He dreams to be a doctor.
When Ayub was born, his parents were living in a remote village, struggling to find work and support their own parents. They were Buddhists, and worked as field laborers. While Ayub was still a baby, his parents split up, leaving him with his grandparents. Ayub’s grandfather tried hard to work to support the child as well as his sick wife, but eventually left Ayub on the streets. He was found in this condition by a police officer who had compassion on him. The officer cared for Ayub for a month in his own home until he found the Haamro Ghar Home. The Home was happy to take Ayub in. It wasn’t long until he accepted Jesus into his life and decided to change his name to Ayub which means Job from his previous Buddhist name Palden. Ayub has been able to go to school and is doing very well. He enjoys playing football and cricket and wants to be a police officer one day. He has a lot of energy, and the home is dedicated to supporting and encouraging him to follow Jesus and do well in school. Ayub is settling down well into the home, and we know the Lord has much planned for him.
Ana was in a dangerous place in her home when her teachers noticed the problems. After her mother died, her father created an abusive environment for his two daughters. With child protective services involved, they were able to get the two daughters to one of our children’s homes. It was here that Ana found a loving embrace from the leaders. They have provided a safe environment for the children to live in, and Ana is now thriving and growing. She is going to school and is finding the joy of a loving community.
When Antonela’s teachers noticed the signs of domestic violence, they took immediate action and brought Antonela and her sister to one of our homes. Her mother had died, and her father was abusive. Antonela was worried that her father would find them, but as time has passed, she has realized that the children’s home is a safe and warm place for them to live. She is thankful to be protected and to be provided with the love and care that her and her sister needed.
Uttam has come from a mountainous region in Northeast India. In this place he lost both his mother and father. When a local Christian leader was visiting this area, concerned villagers told him about Uttam’s desperate situation. He was brought to one of our homes, and he is now being loved and cared for. Uttam is able to go to school and learn about God. He likes playing with cars!
Emi was brought to the Casa Dorca Home by child protective services with the hopes that his behavior would improve. At the time, Emi was involved in a gang, and was in a lot of trouble. Once he arrived at the home, Emi started to receive the nurturing and care that he had never gotten from his broken family. Those at the home have accepted him with loving arms, determined to help him feel confident and make better choices. Emi is a transformed young man, and is on the road towards a much better life.
With no stable income, Iyappan’s family is unable to provide for any basic needs. In order for Iyappan to be well fed and go to school he was brought to one of our supported children’s homes. He was welcomed in with compassion and open arms. He is going to be surrounded by people who love him and will teach him about Jesus. His going to go to school and have a better life.
After Raluca’s mother left the family, her husband moved their two sons into a trailer with 7 other people. Here, the children were often abused or left unattended for days. They were unable to go to school, and would beg on the streets. The police were able to rescue the children and bring them into the children’s home, but they are still working on their investigation to uncover all of the details. Raluca is doing well in the children’s home, but he has along road to recovery ahead of him! Thankfully, he is in a healthy environment where he can go to school and find joy in his life.
Ritesh was in a state of trauma after his mother passed away and his whole life changed. He was close to his mother, and the affects of this loss were very apparent on his demeanor. He was brought into a children’s home, and they became very invested in loving and supporting Ritesh. They helped him find his passion in drawing, and through much effort, Ritesh has transformed. He now has an abundance of joy and love for the others in his home. He is driven to become better in his art, and he does his best in school. Ritesh is dealing with some health affects from HIV, but he is receiving the help he needs.
Pranesh is from a very large family. Sadly, they are also a very poor family and have barely anything to give for Pranesh. There was a lot of concern for the survival of Pranesh, so he was accepted into our Grace Home. He is now able to go to school and get the necessary care that he was lacking. Pranesh will be able to learn about Jesus and pursue his dream of becoming a pastor.
The living situation for Sofia was not a healthy one. There were some concerns for her safety, especially after an accident where Sofia’s skin was burned with burning oil. Her family was not in a good neighborhood, and they were not providing a safe environment for such a young girl. So she is now living in one of our homes where she will have the opportunity to go to school and be loved by the leaders and other children in the home.
Robert is currently attending school and has a community of leaders, teachers, and friends that surround him and support him. But this was not always the case for Robert. After his mother abandoned the family, he was left under the negligent and poor care of his father. As the situation worsened, Romania Child Protection Services got involved and brought the children to one of our supported homes. His past was tragic, and his heart needed much healing, but he is now on the path to recovery and is doing much better. He has improved with the love of those around him, and will continue to grow!
Rekha’s father died of tuberculosis, and her mother has no work and lives in a remote forest village. Although she has finished class 10, her mother can no longer have her educated as she is unable to find work. It can be very dangerous for young girls to be alone and out of school in such a remote village. Things were not looking good for Rekha, so out of fear, her mother requested the help of our home to bring her into a safe situation. The home received Rekha in, and she is grateful that her future was not ruined. She is a smart and joyful person and would like to serve the Lord after her studies.
Vikram’s father moved the family to find work, but because he could not find anything, he became depressed. Vikram did not have a good place sleep, was not getting enough food, and had no good clothes. Vikram’s father began to drink, and Vikram began begging on the streets. There was no care for the young boy, and his father had no thoughts for him. Because of the concern for Vikram’s well being, one of our homes decided to bring him in to their home. They are providing him with the proper care and food that he needs. He is going to school and will now have a brighter future.
Suman cannot even remember her father’s early death. Although he never cared for his family, Suman’s mother was left to work for what little money she could earn. It was not enough to provide the necessary food and care for Suman. Living in the slum, Suman lost a sister due to starvation. Suman was left during the day to roam the streets and was an open victim. Soon after Suman’s mother attempted suicide due to their hopeless situation, she came to know the leaders of one of our homes. This was the best situation for Suman to survive. She is going to school and is learning about Jesus. She is receiving the proper care and help that she needs to be healthy and successful.
It was a tragic beginning for Sabina. With many nights in tears with lack of food, she grew up in the slums of India. Her father was a drunk, and her mother died soon after giving birth to Sabina. After Sabina’s father abandoned her, she went to her grand father. As he was elderly, he could not take care of her. In a desperate state, he asked one of our homes if they would take her in. Once the leaders saw her condition, they welcomed her in and gave her the life she deserved. She is going to school for the first time and is very happy with her new family.
With a mother burdened by a chronic illness and a father who is a drunkard, Nikhil’s chance of a quality life was even further lessened by the slum living situation and his lack of food. There was no initiative from his father to take care of the family or get treatment for his wife. Nikhil often talked of going to school to his mother, but she could not muster enough money. Nikhil took to wandering the streets and getting into trouble. He was losing the innocence that a young boy should have. As his mother worsened, she worried about Nikhil’s life is she were to die, with a negligent father. She was told about one of our homes and was encouraged to bring Nikhil to the home. He was brought in with gladness and is now going to school and being cared for properly.
Although Lovely’s parents tried hard to work, they were often not receiving their due wages, and Lovely was going hungry. It was very difficult for the family. They could not supply the food and clothes that were needed. They were forced to find work in a bigger city, but they had to move into a slum. In his new job as a construction worker, Lovely’s father suffered from a dangerous work accident. Although he survived, he was a broken man and could no longer work. Lovely had to begin working, but it was not a safe or secure situation for a young girl. Lovely very much wanted to go to school, but it was out of the question in her situation. When the family met the home leaders, they decided it would be the best thing for her to live there. Lovely says “In my home I did not laugh, I was never happy, but here I am happy that I am free to laugh and go to school. I thank my Jesus for loving me.” She is also going to school.
Deepika’s situation was becoming worse as her family was going days on end without any food. Living in a slum with a poor substitute for a home, Deepika’s father began drinking. He soon could not even work, leaving his family with no help. Soon after Deepika began begging on the streets, both of her parents died of tuberculosis. Deepika was taken in by relatives, but she was forced to work as a maid in other’s houses. She saw the other children going to school and dreamed of doing the same. Seeing her situation, Deepika was brought in to one of our homes. She was so excited to go to school for the first time ever! The home is dedicated to giving her proper love and care.
After Chris’s mother died after child birth, his father became very depressed and began drinking. He eventually left Chris with his grandparents. As his grandparents were very old, they were not earning much to care for Chris. As a young boy, he had yet to experience true happiness as he had lost so much and was in an unhealthy situation. When Chris began seeing other kids go to school, he wanted to go with them, but his grandparents could barely feed him, much less send him to school. There was nothing for them to do, so he was brought to one of our homes. He was welcomed in, and is now receiving the proper care and love that he has always needed, and is going to school!
Philp’s mother died from Malaria and his father died in an accident. He was living with his grandfather, but he was able to come to the Canaan Children home. He is a healthy young boy and likes to play soccer. He is able to learn about Jesus and receive the care and support that he needs to thrive. All of his needs are met at the home.
Living in a hut with no reliable income, Binanda’s parents were living in a very poor situation. For Binanda to be able to go to school and have the chance for a successful future, he needed a better place to live. In this situation, he came to one of our homes. He has been able to go to school, and is growing up to be healthy and capable. Binanda likes to play volleyball and enjoys going to church. He spends a lot of time studying his Bible and loves to worship Jesus.
A responsible and driven young man, Stanculeanu was growing up in a remote village with no access to school. He was the oldest of 8 siblings, his family had no money, and there was little opportunity for Stan’s future. He was happy to come to one of our homes so that he can go to highschool and pursue his desire to be a car mechanic. He is loved by those at the home, and they believe he will be able to go as far as he wants. Stan enjoys playing the keyboard, and is keeping up with his grades.
Jozsef and five of his siblings came to live in their Romanian home in March of 2008. They were taken from their family due to the family’s dysfunction and poverty. The children were uneducated, neglected, and underfed. The youngest, who is 3 years old, only weighed about 20 pounds. The oldest child, who was supposed to be in the third grade couldn’t read or write. At the beginning they could not even say thanks or hello. Their behavior changed significantly since they have been at the orphanage and they are integrating better with the other children.
Nabin is from the Santali tribe, a very poor and discriminated-against Hindu tribe in the area. His family is very poor with his father trying to find work day by day. Because Nabin’s parents are not able to provide the proper care for their son, it was arranged for him to come and live our children’s home. Here he receives love, shelter, good food, an education, and hears the Gospel. Nabin is currently in school.
Subodip’s mother had to live in a different house so that she could find work after her husband abandoned them. Subodip was not living in a home or receiving any learning. It was because of this that he has come to live at one of our homes so that he may live in a safe and comfortable home, go to school, and be surrounded by people who will love him and give him what he needs. He will grow to be healthy and learn many things.
When Paran’s father abandoned the family, Paran was left under the care of his mother. She could not make ends meet, and was not able to support Paran and his survival. Because of this, he was brought to our home where he is now studying in school and learning about Jesus. We are hopeful for his future and for the growth that will happen in him. Paran is a special young man, and we are thankful that he is in a safe and loving environment.
Struggling with addictions, Manoj’s father is not able to hold a job and provide for his family. Manoj’s mother does her best to work, but because they are in a poor area, she does not make enough money for Manoj’s proper care. He was brought to our home, and he is now able to go to school and learn about Jesus for the first time. We are thankful that Manoj can be loved and supported, and we hope to see him grow and become a healthy young man.
Monika is a strong young woman that has seen too much tragedy already. Her parents separated after her mother was diagnosed with HIV. Although her mother was admitted to a hospital, she was eventually put on hospice and soon died under the weight of the disease. Monika’s father also died around the same time leaving her alone with her younger brother. She takes care of her brother, but by being at the home she is able to be taken care of by the leaders and she is able to go to school. She is learning how to find happiness and is receiving the support and consistency she was denied of for so long. Monika is studying hard to learn a new language.
With an unemployed father, Peninah was living a very poverty stricken and unstable life. Because there was little hope for her, she moved into one of our homes. Now that she has been living there, she is learning to be loved and cared for properly. She is learning about Jesus and is studying well in school. She currently hopes to become a teacher one day! Peninah enjoys playing soccer, and she is finding joy in her life at the home.
Sourav was brought to one of our homes by his elderly grandmother. She was given care of him after both of his parents abandoned him. He grew up in a small village that had heard very little of Jesus. After seeing every one in his family leave him, Sourav was introduced to a God that would never leave him, and a family that would stand by him through the test of time. He is now going to school and is learning to be successful and to live with hope and joy. We are thankful that he was brought to our home to find the healing that he needed.
After Rohim’s father died, his mother began working as hard as she could. It was very difficult for her to find any work, and because they lived in an impoverished area, Rohim was not receiving the care and support that he needed. It was arranged for him to live at one of our homes so that he would receive love, care, and to be able to go to school. He is learning about Jesus and is growing into a responsible and caring young man.
Harish’s parents were scraping the dust to be able to make money for their son. His father suffered from an ongoing illness, and although his mother did her best, their was little hope for their son. So, he was brought to our home so that he would find the care that he needed to be healthy. He is going to school and is learning about Jesus. Harish is now in a supportive and safe environment that he can grow securely in.
Amidst a complicated and tragic family situation, Jagadeesh was lost of the care he needed. After his father died, his mother remarried. Her new husband had no interest in taking care of Jagadeesh. Due to a poor financial state, and no support within the home, Jagadeesh was brought to one of our homes. He is now getting the education he needed and the love and support of a family who cares about him. Jagadeesh is in a safe and healthy environment now.
Vahneichong is a bright young girl, but she has seen tragedy and pain fill her life. Her father was murdered during a militant and ethnic disagreement. Her mother was left without any income or way to educate her children. She was not able to support or pay for any of Vahneichong’s needs. When she heard about one of our supported homes, she requested that Vahneichong be accepted into the home. She is now living in one of our homes, and is on track to go to school and have a future of healing and hope.
Paungailian has witnessed much pain in his young life. His father passed away from a stroke, and his mother abandoned him to relatives after her husband’s death. Paungailian was tossed from family to family, no one willing to care for him or love him. When they heard about one of our supported homes, they contacted them to take Paungailian. The home accepted him, and he is now in a loving and caring environment. He is living in a real home and has found a family that will support him. He will be able to go to school and have what he needs.
After Nimrod’s father died, his mother did her best to support her son for the next couple of years, but she continued to digress, and was desperate for her son to have a better chance at life. She was worried about his emotional and physical health as she could not provide for his needs. One of our homes in Romania was available to accept Nimrod into their home. Nimrod’s mother was thankful that he could receive education and learn about Jesus. Nimrod is in a safe environment and will be well taken care of.
Priyanka’s parents both died of tuberculosis. She and her sister lived for a while with their aunt, however it was not possible to continue living there because the aunt could not afford to care for her two nieces plus her own three children. In addition, they lived in a slum area that has a high concentration of toxic waste. So, the aunt requested that her nieces be admitted to the Karuna Children Home, a Christian orphanage dedicated to bringing help, hope, and the Gospel to slum-dwelling kids. Here the girls receive love, care, stability, an education, and they hear about Jesus.
Lipa has both parents, but due to extreme poverty they are unable to properly care for him. Therefore, it was arranged for him to come and live in the local home. Here he will receive love, care, stability, his needs will be met, he will receive an education, and he will hear the Gospel. He is in school and loves learning!